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1 Ball, Norman R., senior editor. Preface by William D. Hurst. (Phyllis Rose, Larry McNally, Paul-Andre Linteau, Christopher Andreae, Robert Passfield, A.A. Den Otter, Arnold Roos, Letty Anderson, Douglas Baldwin, Mark Fram, Jean Simonton, et al.) BUILDING CANADA: A HISTORY OF PUBLIC WORKS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1988 0802034497 / 9780802034496 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
336 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)ells the story of the public works that helped to transform Canada from wilderness to a modern country." Contents: Bridges; Roads, Streets, and Highways; Urban Mass Transit; Railways; Waterways; Irrigation and Flood Control; Electricity; Sewerage; Solid Waste; Public Buildings; Airports; Building Cities. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing on rear panel, a few tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BOY AND THE RIVER.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 46., Bosco, Henri.  Translated by Gerard Hopkins.
2 Bosco, Henri. Translated by Gerard Hopkins. THE BOY AND THE RIVER. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 46.
London Oxford University Press 1967 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Lynton Lamb. 
119 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). The first edition of this title in the Oxford Children's Library series. B&w illustrations by Lynton Lamb, dust jacket design by Glenys Ambrus. Originally published under the title: "L'Enfant et la Riviere". "This is the story of Pascalet and the river that at first filled him with fear and curiosity and later, when he knew it better, became his friend. It ran beyond the flat French fields that surrounded his home, and though he was forbidden to go to the river, once or twice every year the river came to him. It came when the flood waters ran swiftly over the low fields almost to Pascalet's door; but it came more urgently and mysteriously in the shape of Bargabot,the poacher, whose tempting talk of the joys that awaited those who ventured down to the water's edge filled Pascalet with a longing to escape from the monotony of his quiet home and seek for himself the magic beyond the fields. One fine spring day Pascalet's chance came to explore the river. He found there all the dangers his parents had warned him against, and many beautiful things beside, but chief among all he found Gatzo - a boy of his own age - and together they launched a boat and floated away into a world of enchantment: Pascalet dreaming and fearful, Gatzo sharp and practical and brave." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has minor wear and light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Dust jacket is in the original publisher's removable plastic sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HURRICANE AT WAR., Bowyer, Chaz.  Foreword by Group Captain T.P. Gleave.  Dust jacket art by Rex Flood.
3 Bowyer, Chaz. Foreword by Group Captain T.P. Gleave. Dust jacket art by Rex Flood. HURRICANE AT WAR.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1974, first edition. 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711005648 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The Hawker Hurricane has a permanent niche in the annals of military aviation history as the world's first operational eight-gun monoplane fighter and the RAF's first front-line fighter to achieve more than 300mph in level flight. But it has received little credit for its subsequent lion's share of the defence of the United Kingdom during the 1940 Battle of Britain, and its later serv ice in a score of fighting roles across every theatre of operations during the 1939-45 war. In this book the author sets out to redress this omission in due recognition of the Hurricane's magnificent record. With a collation of authentic, firs t - h a nd impressions and experiences by the men who flew and serviced the Hurricane, backed by a unique collection of specially selected photographs, many from private sources, he has recreated the genuine atmosphere of Hurricane operations. This a ma lg am of text and photographs traces the story of the Hurricane and its crews from the first prototype and pre-1939 service to France 1940; through the Battle of Britain; in the frozen wastes of North Russia; over beleagured Malta; across Sic ily an d G ree ce and as far afield as the Burmese jungle. There are pilots' accounts of low-level bombing sorties covering the disastrous Dieppe invasion, a personal story by the only fighter pilot of World War II to be awarded the Victoria Cross , an d pi ctor ial sections illustrating the armament, markings and, especially, the men who knew the Hurricane best - the crews." Multiple creases at bottom of pages 27 thru 40. very small crease/bump at top corner of pages 83 thru 102, light wrin kling at t op/bo ttom of spine, one tiny corner bump, small shallow bump and a tiny scuff at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light rubbing, areas of light wrinkling at top edge. Very Good-/ Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DEADLY ALLIES:  CANADA'S SECRET WAR, 1937-1947., Bryden, John.
4 Bryden, John. DEADLY ALLIES: CANADA'S SECRET WAR, 1937-1947.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771017243 / 9780771017247 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
314 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(P)robes the secrets that were never meant to be discosed. Backed up by documents believed to have been destroyed, the book traces Canada's pioneering role in the development of chemical and biological weapons before, during, and immediately after the Second World War. It also examines parallel research being done in the United States and Britain." Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
I WOULD DO IT AGAIN:  REMINISCENCES OF THE ROCKIES., Campbell, Robert E.  Foreword by T.U. "Tommy" Primrose.
5 Campbell, Robert E. Foreword by T.U. "Tommy" Primrose. I WOULD DO IT AGAIN: REMINISCENCES OF THE ROCKIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good- 
204 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w photographs. "Urged many times to write the story of his life, Mr. Robert Campbell, now in his eighty-eighth year, finally acceded to the request. The result is this very readable book of reminiscence, rich in humour and history, adventure and anecdote, told by a master storyteller. In a breezy and colloquial style the author tells of his experiences in and around Banff, of his political life, experiences in the army during World War I, and his encounters with important visitors in the Canadian Rockies. This is not only a fascinating story, but a valuable record of early days when the Rockies were just beginning to attract attention as a tourist centre for the world." A few scattered very small light stains on page 49, light edge wear, small bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, creases at top of rear panel, several edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Crumb, R. (Robert Dennis) THE BOOK OF GENESIS.
New York W.W. Norton 2009 0393061027 / 9780393061024 4th Printing Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ R. Crumb. 
Unpaginated, 11 1/8" H. "Envisioning the first book of the Bible like no one before him, R. Crumb, the legendary illustrator, retells the story of Genesis in a profoundly honest and deeply moving way. Originally thinking that he would do a takeoff of Adam and Eve, Crumb became so fascinated with the Bible's language, 'a text so great and so strange that it lends itself readily to graphic depictions', that he decided instead to do a literal interpretation assembled primarily from the translations of Robert Alter and the King James Version. Now readers of every persuasion - Crumb fans, comic book lovers, and believers - can gain astonishing new insights from these harrowing, tragic and even juicy stories." Profusely illustrated in b&w comic strip fashion at an "adult" level, with an Introduction and Commentary by Crumb. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MYTHIC WORLD OF THE ZUNI., Cushing, Frank Hamilton.  Edited by Barton Wright.
7 Cushing, Frank Hamilton. Edited by Barton Wright. THE MYTHIC WORLD OF THE ZUNI.
Albuquerque University of New Mexico Press 1994 0826313876 / 9780826313874 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good - Barton Wright. 
167 pp, 10" H. B&w illustrations. "First recorded over a hundred years ago by Frank Hamilton Cushing (the first participant observer of a native American Indian population), these tales have remained buried in an 1891 Bureau of American Ethnology report. Barton Wright has collected twenty-five of them, edited them, and provided extensive annotation. He shows how each myth compares to its parallel among other pueblos, glosses native terms, and illustrates each story with excellent scratchboard drawings. Within the Zuni world of myth and legends lies tales of adventure, epic journeys, and tragedy, which relate history, teach moral values, explain ceremonies, and offer amusement as well. Representing just a sampling of what is available in Zuni oral tradition, these twenty-five myths present Zuni thought on the origins of the cosmos, the deities, the earth, and the all important food, corn. They explain social organization, the Kach'ina Cult, and the early wanderings of the Zuni or A'shiwi around the Southwest." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to bottom corner of front cover - migrates into pages, small crease at top corner of front cover, minor wear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NATIONAL RESEARCH IN CANADA:  THE NRC, 1916-1966., Eggleston, Wilfrid.  Foreword by W.G. Schneider.
8 Eggleston, Wilfrid. Foreword by W.G. Schneider. NATIONAL RESEARCH IN CANADA: THE NRC, 1916-1966.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1978 0772011818 / 9780772011817 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
470 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photoraphs. "Skidding tires. Jet engines. Stars. Improved packaging. Seaweed. Radar. Wheat rust. Atoms. All have been the objects of intensive research by Canadian scientists. We are scarcely aware of the effects of such scientific reseach and planning on our daily lives; yet their impact is incalculable. The National Research Council in Ottawa has been responsible not only for research conducted in its own laboratories, but also in universities and regional laboratories across the country. The history of the Council is enriched by strong personalities such as Dr. Henry Marshall Tory, its first President and early champion of federal research. It chronicles the frustration of bureaucratic haggling, and the battles for improved funding and facilities to carry on important projects. It is the dramatic account of wartime work for more effective weaponry, on gas masks, radar and atomic fission. And it details the equally significant, but less known work on wheat rust, the difficulties of construction in the Canadian environment and wind tunnel experiments to ensure aviation safety." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on front board, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing on front panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
CHILD OF CHINA.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 2., Gleit, Maria.  Translated by E.F. Peeler.
9 Gleit, Maria. Translated by E.F. Peeler. CHILD OF CHINA. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 2.
London Oxford University Press 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Walter Holz. 
188 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by William Holz, dust jacket design by William Stobbs.. "Sa Tu Sai was a happy little Chinese girl until the great flood came, and she and her family were swept away into the unfriendly waters of the overflowing Yangtze Kiang. Huts, crops, animals, and livelihood disappeared overnight, and Sa Tu Sai, her mother, her father, and her three brothers were stranded in a leaky old houseboat. And that night, while they were floating slowly down the river, Sa Tu Sai rescued a small baby, whom she named Tu Ku. The subsequent adventures of Sa Tu Sai and Tu Ku, her adopted brother (involving the Japanese invasion of China), are varied and exciting, and Sa Tu Sai's devotion and bravery will not soon be forgotten by the reader. Both author and artist have caught the spirit of China and have made between them an uncommon book." Slight curl to boards, two pages with tiny tear at top edge. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, minor soiling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND., Goldstein, David.
10 Goldstein, David. JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND.
London Hamlyn 1980 0600363651 / 9780600363651 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
176 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Judaism, has flourished for millennia in a myriad of environments; each has contributed something to the Jewish tradition. Far from being a religion ossified in the world of the Bible; it has produced countless legends and stories, built up on Bible inspiration but reflecting the ideas of the cultures within which they emerged. (This book) explores the core of the Jewish faith by retelling the stories made up and told by Jews throughout the world. The author develops essential ideas of Judaism, including the creation of the universe, the history of man, the history of Israel and the future of Israel. He retells the familiar Biblical stories surrounding the great Biblical personalities such as Abraham, Moses and Elijah. He then goes on to show how their ideas and their characters were developed in the legends and folklore surrounding the Torah, and elaborated throughout the rabbinical tradition. With its great variety of stories told in clear and simple style, written for Jew and Gentile alike, (it) provides a fascinating insight into the wealth and vitality of Judaism." One page with small dog-ear crease - indent on adjacent page, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, small shallow bump on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear panel, some light water staining on inside top surface. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PALACE EXTRAORDINARY:  THE STORY OF ST JAMES'S., Graves, Charles.
11 Graves, Charles. PALACE EXTRAORDINARY: THE STORY OF ST JAMES'S.
Cassell, London, 1963, first edition. 
245 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "St James's Palace is one of London's most famous landmarks, its Tudor clock-tower familiar to residents and visitors in its dramatic position at the far end of St James's Street. T here is, however, no other building in London of comparable age about which so little is known, since the public is rarely allowed beyond the well-known facade. Ironically enough, the site on which Henry VIII had the palace built for Anne B o l e y n w a s once occupied by a nunnery, but the odour of sanctity seems soon to have dispersed and its history revolves around ladies of a lighter kind. Here lived Prince Henry, the brilliant elder son of James I who, had he survived to inh e ri t th e th ro n e, w ould probably have altered completely the course of history. But on his death his brother Charles took the fatal path which led finally to imprisonment in the Guard Room at St James's, from where he walked across the park to th e sca ff old . In 16 97 the palace was officially designated the Court of St James's and from then until the accession of Victoria was the sovereign's official residence. Here died George III, the record of whose last mad years makes poigna nt read in g in th is p os t-F reud ian age. But was it on him alone that the curse of madness lay? What was behind the ghastly murder of Sellis, the Duke of Cumberland's servant, found dead in bed with his head nearly severed from his body? Th e r iddle of his deat h has ne ver been solv ed but it seems likely that the royal Duke was himself implicated. Although the main flood of history has been diverted to other channels and the palace now lives mostly in the past, there are yet lin ks w ith th e tw entie th ce ntury: if the pala ce gh ost - for there is, of course, a ghost - looks over the shoulder of an official in the Lord Chamberlain's office when plays are being scrutinized before performance, the bawdy situations in t hem w ill har dly c ause h er to raise a n eye brow. Life at St James's was always like that." Samll store label on front pastedown, a few tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wear/wrinkling, very light ru bbing, tiny pu ncture on spi ne. V ery Good /Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Hakansson, Gunvor. Translated from Swedish by Lisbeth Gombrich. THE POMANDERS OF LITTLE CHIPPING.
London Abelard-Schuman 1962 First British Edition Hard Cover Good Poor Ake Runnstrom. 
92 pp, 8" H. "(T)he peace (of Little Chipping) was shattered when Mr. Progress of the Progress Company burst upon (the villagers) with devilish all-purpose machines that baked, built, and even taught, quicker and better. The villagers felt they might just as well not be there, and thought they would never free themselves of the tyranny of the machines..Then it began to rain, and it rained until the river flooded the streets and the lower floors of the houses - Everything was topsy-turvy, and Spillman, Mr. Pomander's old octopus friend, was a great help; his eight arms could pick apples under water or fish children from the floods. Nobody really minded the flood for it did ruin the machines, and did rid the town of Mr. Progress forever." Previous owner's information on free front endpaper and name on rear free endpaper along with ink line in rear gutter, one page has closed tear in margin (archivally taped), a few soft wrinkles. Light edgewear to boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, previous owner's name, decoration and pen line on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket is price clipped and in poor condition with tears, chips, stains, wrinkling, browning, pen line mark on rear flap - but all text and illustrations are complete - now protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
13 Haythornthwaite, Philip J.; Baxter, I.M.; Knight, Ian; Turnbull, Stephen; Sheffield, Gary; Leigh, Mark. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED. NO. 158.
Publishing News Ltd., London, 2001. 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions, uniform studies. Contents: And the Band played on: Military Bands in Action (Napoleonic wars); Battle for Moscow: Heroic defence in the snow (WWII); The boys from Isandlwana: Facing Zulu victors; Fighting with Fire, Flood & Ice: Amazing Military Feats of the Dutch; Monty on Trial: Great Captain or overrated general?; The Last Campaign: Bitter Invasion of Borneo (WWII); Wrong place, wrong time (Re-enactments). Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine, minor wrinkling on covers at spine, minor rubbing on rear cover, very light browning to edges of textblock, soft crease at top corner. VG 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
HORSES I'VE KNOWN., James, Will.
14 James, Will. HORSES I'VE KNOWN.
World, Cleveland, 1946, 3rd printing. 
281 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color frontispiece, b&w illustrations by author. "Will James knows the horse of the Western plains and ranges better than any other American writer. Not only does (he) stand in a class by himsel f for his writing about the horse, but his vivid drawings of cowboys, horses and ranch life generally are unsurpassed. In this book, Will James tells the stories of a number of horses, good and bad, that he has known. Writing in the same c o w b o y v e rnacular that made 'Smoky', 'Lone Cowboy' and other James books so successful, and illustrating his text with better drawings than he has done for a long time, (he) here records spectacular incidents in the lives of 'Little Eage', t he h or se w ho ac te d as 'seeing eye' for a blind rancher and saved his life in the flood that followed one of the sudden range storms; of 'Bearcat', the bucking horse that nobody could ride and whose final conquest lost a job for the cowboy wh o m ast ere d h im; of hil ari ous cowboy high-jinks with borrowed horses and a couple of ghostly white equines who turned a practical joke into a stampede that had unfortunate results for the jokers; and many other stories, all of them brimmin g w ith acti on a nd r ich with the colo r of the Western range that Will James portrays so well. As a reminiscent 'round-up' of horses that the author and illustrator has ridden and owned this book is the equal of anything Will James has written. " L ight brow ning to fo re-e dge o f tex tbloc k, minor bump at corners, small area of slight fading at bottom of rear hinge/spine, small faint watermark at bottom of rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has small chips and tear s - s ome wi th cr eases, mode rate t o heavy edge wear, darkening to spine and flap-folds/edges, light rubbing/soiling, tiny scuff on spine. Very Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
NOAH'S ARK., Janisch, Heinz, adapted by.  Translated By Rosemary Lanning.
15 Janisch, Heinz, adapted by. Translated By Rosemary Lanning. NOAH'S ARK.
New York North-South Books 1997 1558587845 / 9781558587847 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Lisbeth Zwerger. 
Unpaginated, square (10 7/8" H x 10 7/8" D). Beautifully illustratred throughout in colour by award-winning illustrator, Lisbeth Zwerger. Retells the Old Testament Bible story of the building of the great ark, the gathering of the animals (two by two), the flood of forty days and God's promise for the future. Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has some light rubbing on rear panel, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, old price label on front flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PRESCRIPTION FOR PROFITS: HOW THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY BANKROLLED THE UNHOLY MARRIAGE BETWEEN SCIENCE AND BUSINESS., Marsa, Linda.
16 Marsa, Linda. PRESCRIPTION FOR PROFITS: HOW THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY BANKROLLED THE UNHOLY MARRIAGE BETWEEN SCIENCE AND BUSINESS.
Scribner, (New York, 1997). 
304 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "...tracks the rise and fall of research science as told through the spectacular growth of the pharmaceutical industry. As Marsa shows, the achievements of American science during the postwar era were stellar: the cure for polio, the cracking of the genetic code, the pioneering drug therapies. In the early 1970s, though, such scientists as Herbert Boyer discerned the rewards of launching their own companies. He led an exodus of his colleagues into the burgeoning biotechnology industry - at first a trickle, then a flood. The major companies grew filthy rich and politically powerful, particularly because of deregulation during the Reagan administration. The lure of huge profits dramatically changed medical research with ramifications that continue to affect our lives profoundly. From Nixon's war on cancer to the current AIDS crisis to the future of human gene therapy, this marriage between medical research and corporate money has transformed our nation's health, and not always for the public's good..." Tiny dent to top edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small crease at bottom edge of approx. pages 30 to 80. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, light wrinkling to edges - a little more at top/bottom of spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 McFadyen, Ella. THE BIG BOOK OF PEGMEN STORIES. CONTAINING FAVOURITE STORIES FROM 'PEGMEN TALES' AND 'PEGMEN GO WALKABOUT'.
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair Edwina Bell. 
198 pp, 9 1/2" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine, b&w drawings. "Most children make little men from clothespegs, but few of them come alive so excitingly as Mrs Peg and her two sons, Dan and Nobby, when, one rainy midnight, a flood poured down the Macquarie River, washed away Pegmen's Run, and bore the gay adventurers in their Ark on a voyage that carried them round the world. And Pongo, the wicked monkey, sailed as a stowaway! These tales are written with a delightful understanding and a simplicity which never condescends. It is impossible to be dull in the company of these lively and entertaining characters. Their world has that flavour, blended of the familiar and the fantastic, which appeals at once to the imagination of the child." Light soiling mark on free front endpaper, small bump/crease at bottom corner of pages 29 to 60, light browning to edges of text block, book is slightly cocked, minor edge wear, bump at top of rear hinge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, edge tears - some with creases, several chips - larger chip at bottom of rear flap-fold, some old tape residue on inside surface, light soiling on rear panel, a few scuffs, illustration colors are bright, jacket is protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE YEAR OF THE STRANGER., McLean, Allan Campbell.
18 McLean, Allan Campbell. THE YEAR OF THE STRANGER.
New York Henry Z. Walck 1971 0809831082 / 9780809831081 First U.S. Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "When the hated factor caught Mata the tinker at the salmon poaching he planned a terrible punishment for him. And it was on the night of Mata's ordeal in the midst of a fearful thunderstorm that Calum Og discovered how the mysterious Cave of Gold had been given its name. But the thunderstorm was the start of a blight upon the little crofting township - week after week of rain and mist, the crops failing for want of sun. And then the Stranger arrived, bringing with him sunshine and fresh hope. On the same day the factor fell from his horse, and lay unconscious, unable to prevent the Stranger from leading the boys in the building of a great fish-trap. But when the herring shoals came up the loch, and the trap was filled with fish, the men turned against the Stranger and drove him from the township; and the seemingly endless sunshine turned to torrential rain. And still the Cave remained a mystery to Calum Og until the night of the flood - the night of the 13th of October 1877, when he learned the secret of that Cave of Gold....What really happened to Mata the tinker? Was it mere chance that the factor fell from his horse the day the Stranger came ashore? Who is the Stranger? Set in the Isle of Skye in the harsh 1870s, (this book) will be enjoyed by everyone with a sense of history and a taste for the unusual." Tiny foxing mark at top edge of rear endpapers, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny scuff on fore-edge of front board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few very small edge tears, tiny hole at top part of front flap-fold, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CALL TO ARMS: THE BRITISH ARMY 1914-18., Messenger, Charles.
19 Messenger, Charles. CALL TO ARMS: THE BRITISH ARMY 1914-18.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2005 0297846957 / 9780297846956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
574 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(B)y the end of the war, over 8.5 million men had been recruited by Britain and the average field strength of its armies was 3.3 million men. For the first time, Britain found itself obliged to field land forces equal to those of its Continental neighbours. Moreover, however uncertain its beginnings, by 1918 this was an army that had become the most effective fighting force on the Western Front. In this exceptional account of the administration of the British Army in the First World War, Messenger charts how this unprecedented new force was raised, trained and deployed. He looks in detail at the problems of recruitment and training and at the difficulties of integrating regular troops with volunteers, and, later, conscripted men. The central question of manpower, both on the home front and in the trenches, above all after the first enthusiastic flood of volunteers had dried up, is examined in illuminating depth. He decribes how morale was sustained among men wholly unused to military life but fighting a war in which death was dealt out on an industrial scale. He looks, too, at the role of women, who for the first time played a significant role in a major conflict. Discipline, courts martial, the treatment of the wounded, the provision of clothing, the huge difficulties of feeding such a vast force, the awarding of medals and other honours, officer selection and the training of the Staff are just some of the themes in this magisterial new survey of the organization of Britain's Army in the First World War. Very slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE BORROWERS AFLOAT., Norton, Mary.  Illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush.
20 Norton, Mary. Illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush. THE BORROWERS AFLOAT.
Harcourt Brace, San Diego, (1987), book club reprint. 
191 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0152103457 B&w illustrations. "Pod, Homily, and Arrietty - the miniature Borrowers - depend for their livelihood on the 'human beans' whose cottage they live in. So when they discover that their humans are moving away, the Borrowers are forced to find a new home and a new family to borrow from. With the help of the wild Borrower boy Spiller, they make a harrowing journey down the cottage drain in a soap dish and are soon living in a teakettle by a river. But the poor Borrowers barely have time enough to catch their breath before flood or famine or their old enemy Mild Eye sends them looking for a home once again...." Wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor wrinkling at top of spi ne. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, small tear and crease at bottom of spine, one other small tear, tiny soiling speck on rear hinge. VG+/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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